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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Mechanical Engineering

Requisition ID:  10621

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  08-Sep-2021


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.



Lecturer Grade F £35,845 -  £40,332 per annum

Lecturer Grade G £41,526 - £49,553 per annum

Senior Lecturer Grade H £51,034 - £59,135 per annum


Closing Date: 3 October 2021

The Role 


The School of Engineering is seeking to appoint four Lecturers/Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in any of our main areas of strength. We are particularly interested in strong researchers with expertise in any of the following: 

•    Bioengineering, especially Biofabrication
•    Digital manufacturing
•    Mechanical power transmission systems for transport electrification
•    Hydrogen Energy systems
•    Computational fluid structure interaction


This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the leading Engineering Schools in the UK. Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise bridges fundamental and applied aspects of engineering. We have four positions available on full time permanent basis. 


The School of Engineering is widely recognised for the quality of its teaching and research. Based within the Mechanical Engineering & Marine Technology discipline and joining one of our Academic Groups, but with an interdisciplinary ambition, you will be expected to contribute to the further development of our expertise in areas of interest through supporting existing research initiatives, developing new ones, and contributing to teaching on our UG and PG Mechanical Engineering and Engineering programmes, and relevant industry focussed CPD programmes. The School aspires to grow its capability with strategic appointments that support world-class research.


Expertise in your research field should be matched by a strong research record, or potential to develop into a researcher of national/international quality, that builds on our strengths in the areas named above. 


The School is widely recognised for the quality of its teaching and research and aspires to grow its capability with strategic appointments that support world-leading research, innovative teaching programmes and outstanding student experience.  This position provides a significant opportunity for a highly motivated and productive individual to develop his/her research and teaching career, within a successful and supportive environment.  


You will have growing international visibility, and contribute to the full spectrum of academic activities, including research, teaching and leadership, in a School that is committed to creating an inclusive environment, where staff and students are valued and respected and have equal opportunities to succeed.


We believe that a rich mix of people with different backgrounds will help us to create a Discipline in which intellectually ambitious academics will want to work and create a collegiate environment. Our diverse staff attracts a broad range of bright, active and engaged students.

We are keen to attract applicants who:

•    will actively contribute to all aspects of the Discipline, and the School;
•    have a strategic approach and see a wide range of options in their own work and the work of the School;
•    are enthusiastic and committed to new ventures and innovations in teaching


All applicants who fulfil the criteria are welcome. We are keen to offer opportunities to people from groups who are currently underrepresented. All applications will be considered on the merits, experience and qualifications of the candidate as these relate to the requirements and specifications of the post.


For informal enquiries contact Dr Roberto Palacin, Director of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology: roberto.palacin@newcastle.ac.uk


Further information on the School of Engineering can be found here


Key Accountabilities 

This position provides a significant opportunity for a highly motivated and productive individual to develop his/her research and teaching career within a successful and supportive environment.

We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment. We therefore welcome applications from any aspiring talented individual within our domain. 

Duties and Responsibilities  
•    To undertake and publish independent research of an international standard in collaboration with, or in an area compatible with, the research interests of other academic staff; and to seek external funding for this work
•    To communicate, publish and promote research outputs and impact
•    To contribute to the development and delivery of the Mechanical Engineering & Engineering degree programmes;
•    To represent the group on School, Faculty or University committees/groups 
•    Any other duties as required by the Head of School, the Discipline Director and/or academic group head

The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    In-depth subject knowledge/expertise in a relevant area
•    Publications in leading peer-reviewed journals 
•    Evidence of the ability to win funds to support research from major funding agencies.
•    Leadership potential
•    Experience of teaching relevant subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students

•    A developing international reputation in the discipline
•    Ability to establish and lead a research team
•    Highly developed planning and organisational skills
•    Counselling skills and pastoral care where appropriate
•    Track record of successful project completion


•    Ability to communicate complex oral and written information clearly
•    Ability to develop and deliver innovative and effective teaching and learning materials
•    Effective time management and prioritisation skills to balance the potentially conflicting demands of teaching and administration; and the ability to meet deadlines
•    Willingness to be involved in degree programme management and delivery

•    Ability to create ideas for attracting undergraduate and postgraduate students for the Engineering degree programmes
•    Ability and willingness to work in interdisciplinary environments
•    Previous success in developing innovative research proposals and securing research funding
•    Collegiate, with ability to work in a team and willingness for co-creation
•    Evidence of having brought new insights to the teaching area
•    A clear, ambitious yet realistic pedagogic vision
•    A demonstrable network of professional contacts in field of expertise



•    A good degree and PhD in a relevant area

•    Academic teaching qualification or equivalent.
•    A relevant professional qualification
•    A relevant Master’s degree



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 10621